Sexually transmitted diseases, otherwise knownas STDs are infections that are gifted during intimate acts. While they are generally curable nowadays,some are much more resilient, coming with a lifetime guarantee. They're not the easiest to ch, since youhave to be up close and personal to spread them. However, these diseases are very much prevalentaround us and when caught, can lead to serious consequences from ugly genital disfigurementsto life threatening compliions.
Here we present to you the most contagiousSTDsthe world. Number 7: SyphilisCaused by the bacteria Treponema Pallidum, Syphilis is a common STD with a notorioushistory. It is transmitted when direct contact is madebetween the small, painless sores on the mouth and the vagina, rectum, or genital area. Syphilis progressesthree stages, beginningwith what we mentioned as the primary stage, with the development of sores mainly on thegenitals. It can then progress to a latent secondarystage, being symptomless for years and even
decades. The final stage, known as the tertiary stageis a disabling and lifethreatening point with possible gruesome symptoms includingtumorlike balls of inflammation all over the body and bones, large sores on the skinand inside the body, internal bleeding, enlargement of the liver or spleen, deformations, lossof motor functions, seizures, dementia, aneurysm, and debt. Between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. governmentran an infamous al study known widely today as the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.
Under the guise of providing free health care,rural African American menAlabama were deliberately infected with syphilis via bloodin order to study the progression of the disease. The study was only terminated after a leakin the press resultedpublic outcry. The victims of the study, all African American,included numerous men who died of syphilis, 40 wives who contracted the disease, and 19chilen born with congenital syphilis. Before the discovery of antibiotics, syphiliswas seen as a lethal incurable STD, similar to how we see AIDS today. Many historical figures are said to have hadthe diseasetheir lifetimes, including
Adolf Hitler, Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln,Benito Mussolini, and Napoleon Bonaparte. Number 6: HIVAIDSThe Human Immunodeficiency Virus (or HIV) is the virus associated with AIDS, a veryserious and potentially lifethreatening disease that weakens the body's immune system, makingit unable to ward off infections, even the simplest ones. HIV is only transmitted through the exchangeof bodily fluids including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. Within months of contracting HIV, most ofthose afflicted suffer an endless list of
flulike symptoms, rapid weight loss, nightsweats, frequent skin infections, cold sores, and eventually, pneumonia. Although AIDS is now somewhat manageable whentreated early with antiretroviral therapy, a cure has still not been found up until thisvery day. To make matters worse, many people infectedwith the virus may not exhibit symptoms for years, making their unknown condition evenmore lifethreatening. In November 1991, worldwideknown singer FreddieMercury passed away due to AIDSrelated compliions. The lead vocalist of the rock band Queen wasknown to have lived an active homosexual lifestyle,